Mathematics Competency Of Graduating Engineering Students Of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College

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Emily Ann B. Marrero , Rose B. Amoy


Mathematics is an integral part of the Engineering curriculum and Engineering licensure examinations which includes Algebra, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Solid Geometry, Calculus, and Probability and Statistics. Little research has been conducted to explore engineering students’ learning of mathematics, in particular with respect to what mathematical competencies are needed for Engineers. This study assessed the Mathematics competency of graduating Electrical, Civil, and Geodetic Engineering students of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) along the different subject areas.  It also evaluated the level of competence of students along the 3 groups of learning outcomes (knowledge, problem analysis, and application to real world situations). The narrative descriptive survey was used.  Weighted mean was used to determine the level of competence of the students and chi-square test for significant differences in their competence levels. Result showed that the level of competence of the students in Mathematics as a whole is unsatisfactory with satisfactory competence level in Probability and Statistics, unsatisfactory in both Algebra and Trigonometry, and poor in Calculus, Solid Geometry, and Analytic Geometry.  There are significant differences in the students’ level of competence along the different subject areas.  The students’ competency level in knowledge and application is poor, while unsatisfactory in analysis. With an unsatisfactory competence level in Mathematics, the graduating Engineering students lack the necessary mastery in Mathematics that warrants a better chance of passing the board.

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